The award-winning New Art Gallery, Walsall, opened in 2000 as a beacon in Tony Blair's "Golden Age" of culture at a cost of £21m with £15.75m in lottery money, mat be closed by local authority funding cuts.
Martyn Brabbins, music director of the Huddersfield Choral Society and a champion of British composers, has been appointed music director of English National Opera with immediate effect.
An extra £6.3m is to go to English communities starved of culture in the latest grants from the Arts Council’s Creative People and Places scheme.
The world’s first assembly line – predating Henry Ford’s by 60 years – has been saved by a Heritage Lottery Grant of £1.9m.
Jon Morgan, currently director of the Federation of Scottish Theatre, is to be the next director of the Theatres Trust, the national advisory body for theatres that is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
The 2017 Journeys Festival International, devised to celebrate the idea of sanctuary by the cultural development ArtReach which was featured in AI 333, can go ahead thanks to European funding that has just been granted.
Restructure follows council funding cut
Projects will support touring and leadership.
Sonia Solicari, the head of the Guildhall Art Gallery in London, is to be the next director of the Geffrye Museum.
SOLT/ACE report suggests ‘minimal’ impact on audience numbers